When your job becomes more than just a medium for you to pay your monthly bills, you will unconsciously tend to take events that happened during the course of work seriously. Sometimes, too seriously for your own good.
I really want my lovelies (ie: my little children in school) to like me. Yes, yes. It reminds me of high school - doing things only to have people like me. In the end, those people don't even know I exist. Those whom were I was myself with ended up loving me for who I really am.
Gosh, I never really learn, do I? Shesh, Liz! Don't you ever get it???